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The Positive Value of Potentially Merging the Commercial Gaming and Lottery Industies Into One


As the worlds of both commercial/casino gaming and lotteries continue to grow and evolve, some in the industry have begun to identify the value in merging the two industries into one. In the recently released June issue of the International Association of Gaming Advisors’ (IAGA) “G3 Magazine,” Phil Sicuso and Ali Bartlett Miranda weigh in on this matter in their article entitled, “Blurring the Lines: The Interplay between Lotteries and Gaming.”

They explain that while this type of combination would arguably advance both industries and provide expanded entertainment and play opportunities for consumers, there are several regulatory and technological considerations that cannot be overlooked in moving toward this new concept. However, the overlap of commercial gaming and lotteries could advance the gaming industry positively in several ways. Click here to read the full article on page 61 of the G3 Magazine.

Ali is an attorney in the firm’s Economic Development department where she concentrates her practice on legislative lobbying, municipal law, government procurement and regulatory work. She also works in policy and regulatory compliance matters within the casino and state lottery industries.

Phil serves as the Chair of the firm’s Economic Development department, where he focuses his practice on helping government and private sector entities work together to create economic growth.

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